Our society is ageing and there are many people unable to practice a standard yoga class. This program will offer you the tools to help your students build strength, awareness and confidence as well as to increase their well-being both physically and mentally.

The program covers:

Teaching a 30-60 min chair yoga class
Teaching to a group living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Teaching a group with Multiple Sclerosis and other causes of limited mobility
Teaching chair yoga for office workers
Working with other common issues that make a chair necessary

How to set up the class and how to teach from a chair
Practicum - Students will have the opportunity to practice teaching 

Anatomy of aging
Mental aspects of aging
Yoga Philosophy and aging
Meditation and Mantras
Storytelling and other ways to share the yogic philosophy
How to find work as a chair yoga instructor
Volunteer opportunities

Michael Hutkins is a 500hr trained teacher in the Sivananda lineage. He has been teaching yoga for 15 years and chair yoga for the past 6, making yoga accessible and fun for people of all ages and abilities. He is always amazed at how open seniors are to every aspect of yoga, from the physical to meditation, philosophy and even chanting.

Learn how to work with this ever growing group who can get so much benefit from the yoga practice!

To reserve and for more information contact Michael:



Feedback from the last training:

Hi Mike, thank you again for the wonderful workshop on Saturday.  I so appreciated all of the energy, training, insights, handouts you prepared.  It was quite obvious the amount of energy, experience and presence you brought to the workshop and I learned so much and feel so refreshed to return to my chair teaching. 
In deep gratitude.

The mind is everything; what you think, you become. - Buddha
Sandy Jones
Certified Yoga Instructor